LSU Football: This was the best way for the Ed Orgeron drama to play out

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LSU football will have a new head coach in 2022.

Sports Illustrated reported on Sunday afternoon that LSU and Orgeron have reached a separation agreement.

Orgeron will coach the team the rest of the season and then part ways with the Tigers.

It’s a strange way to end the Orgeron era, but it’s probably the best way for it to end.

LSU Football is handling this the right way

Orgeron won a national championship at LSU. He gave his all for a program he loves more than almost anyone else on this planet.

Unfortunately, Orgeron just couldn’t get the job done on a consistent basis.

This is the best way for things to end. No one wanted to see Orgeron in limbo, coaching for his job each week. It was obvious he wasn’t going to be back at LSU next season, barring a miraculous finish to the year. And even then, LSU athletic director Scott Woodward probably would’ve moved on from Orgeron.

Coach O has a special place in LSU history. Regardless of what you think of him as a coach, he led the program to its best season ever.

And while I’m sure plenty of folks will point out that passing game coordinator Joe Brady was the main reason for the team’s success in 2019, it’s important to remember that Orgeron was the one who took a major gamble on the young wunderkind and hired him.

Orgeron deserves credit for recruiting well, not squandering talent in 2019, and putting his heart and soul into the program on a daily basis.

Let’s hope the team rallies around him and finishes the season strong. There’s still plenty to play for.